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2019 Fire Prevention Week is October 6 - October 12

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage.


2019 Fire Prevention Week is October 6 - October 12



2019 Campaign

This year’s FPW campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” works to educate everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe.



Did you know?

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

Plan ahead for your escape. Make your home escape plan and practice today.


Click HERE to learn more about Fire Prevention Week.

Upcoming Events
Perry Neighborhood Connection October 2019 Meeting Oct 15, 2019 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM — Ludowici Factory of Ideas - 4757 Tile Plant Rd, New Lexington, OH 43764
2019 Drive-Thru Flu Clinic and Medication Drop-Off Oct 16, 2019 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM — Perry County Fairgrounds - 5445 St Rt 37 E, New Lexington, OH 43764
Blood Drive Crooksville Fire Department Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Oct 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Crooksville Fire Department - 22 China St, Crooksville, OH 43731
Perry County Land Bank October 2019 Meeting Oct 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM — Perry County Commissioners - 121 W Brown St, New Lexington, OH 43764
Perry County Cancer Alliance to Celebrate 20th Anniversary on October 17, 2019 Oct 17, 2019 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM — Perry County Courthouse - 105 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
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